Media Advisory

UF Engineers Week Celebration Continues Through March 1

Engineers Week is a national celebration of engineers’ contributions to society.

The University of Florida, which has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, is hosting its 73rd Engineers Week (E-Week) now through March 1.

Each E-Week event is organized and hosted by UF engineering students. They are open to the public and free to attend.

Popular events include:

Guinness World Record Attempt

When:                  Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where:                 Plaza of the Americas

What:                   Attendees will attempt to break a world record for the longest line of                                                    pencils in succession. 

Engineering Festival (E-Fest)

When:                  Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where:                 Flavet Field 

What:                    More than 200 guests are expected to attend this festival-style event. Performing artists include Nitti Gritti, Sooza, Ozona and flipturn. There will be food, carnival games, giveaways and more.

Engineering & Science Fair (E-Fair)

When:                  Mon., Feb. 24 & Tues. Feb 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (both days)

Where:                 Reitz Union Grand Ballroom  

What:                   Designed with the K-12 audience in mind, this two-day showcase invites                                              students from around the state to learn about engineering and                                                                                technology.

For a full list of UF E-Week events, visit

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